Guwahati, Dec 17: NHRC's "Open Hearing & Camp Sitting" in Guwahati concludes with recommendation of Rs 20.50 lakh as relief in cases of violation of human rights of people of different communities.
The National Human Rights Commission has taken up 40 cases, in Open Hearing. It includes 23 cases of Assam, 13 cases of Manipur, 1 cases of Arunachal Pradesh and 3 cases of Nagaland. The Commission on consideration of reports, and after hearing both the parties has closed five cases where recommendations of compensation have been complied by the States.
The Commission has recommended a compensation of Rs.3,00,000/- to be paid to the NoK in case of death in police custody in district Tinsukia, Assam. The Commission has also recommended an amount of Rs.3,00,000/- in case of an encounter death in district Changlang of Arunachal Pradesh. The Commission has also recommended an amount of Rs.5,00,000/- in case of death in police custody in Imphal (East) district of Manipur. Further, the Commission has recommended an amount of Rs.4.5 lakhs to be paid to the NoK of the deceased in case of death in custody in Mon district of Nagaland.
The Commission while dealing with the case of an employee, who became handicapped at work-place and his service was terminated by the employer in Guwahati, Assam, the Commission has directed that alternative arrangements, as per the Disability Act, be made for his reinstatement to the service and further directed for payment of arrears of his wages. The Commission, while dealing with a case of rape of a Tribal women by a GRP personnel of Cachar district of Assam, has asked the State authorities for payment of Rs.5,00,000/- to the victim. The State authorities have submitted that both the delinquent police personnel have been dismissed from service. In rest of the case, including compliance cases, the Commission has asked for compliance report with proof of payment and requested for submission of Action Taken Report in such matters from the State authorities for further consideration of the cases.